Saturday, June 30, 2012

Crafter's Companion USA Design teams

Hey everyone,

Just a quick announcement that I am rejoining the design team for Crafter's Companion USA!!!   Starting tomorrow you will be seeing more of their new and upcoming products, challenges, and giveaways right here :)  

Have a great day!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Smashbooking with the kids

Hey all,

It's been a crazy fun Summer so far.  We've been busy, busy. On Nick's last day of school, we literally picked him up and drove straight to Vegas so see our friends.  It was such a fun visit with lots of swimming, movies, and a trip to BounceU.  My friend Stacy and I also managed to hit a couple of scrapbook stores.  (Because we need anything, right?!)  This week the kids have been in camps (Cub Scouts for Nick) and a fun mostly outdoor one for Lara 2 x week.  She's got water play today and I dropped off a towel with her.  Should be fun to see what she thought of it.

We also been doing a class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking called Kidding Around 3.  It has been so much fun.  I knew I would like it for the kids, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much THEY like doing it.  Basically, there is a daily prompt (m-f) for the kids to do and write about.  Sometimes it's more involved like making something, sometimes it's as easy as listing their favorite things.  I think it's going to make for a AWESOME KEEPSAKE!  Here's a few of their first pages I thought I'd share.

Lara's book (blue Smash book)

Nick's book (green Smash book )

I figured I'd do one too, but I'm already behind with mine.  LOL.  Here's my cover.  I outlined the embossed pattern already on the Smash Book with Pen.  (You didn't think I actually drew that did you?)  Then I outlined it again with red, pink, purple, blue, and green Stickles.  

Hope your Summer is off to a great start too!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Card for a boy

I made today's card with October Afternoon's The Thrift Shop.  (Chipboard is from the Sidewalks collection).  I also played with a new product called Spray and Sparkle that my bff Stacy had.  They have a few different colors but I choose the Gold to try out.  I sprayed all my paper with it and WOW it turned the paper to a glittery fabulousness without warping the paper.  Love it!  I definitely have to get my own.  The blue gems were from Recollections.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - sketch challenge
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Diamond Jubilee, Crowns, and gems
Send a smile 4 kids challenge - Bright Colors for kids (You send in your cards to them and they are donated to sick kids in hospitals)

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Young at Heart

Today's page is all about my dad.  My dad loves doing kid activities and playing with Nick and Lara.  He is totally young at heart.  In fact, he's never aged past 39 years old.  Lol.  Which is amazing considering I'm 37.

 I added some texture by added some white mesh to the center of the page. The paper is the new Bobunny Country Garden and the sequin arrow is from Heidi Swapp.  The heart gems are from Recollections and the glitter mini hearts and flourishes are Pink Paislee stickers.  The blue smash tape is from K & Company.  I saw an awesome sketch at Skissedilla this a.m. at nine and had to hustle to finish my page in time for the challenge.

I am also entering my layout at:

Simon Says Stamps challenge - Diamond Jubilee, Crowns, and Gems
Simon Says Stamp and Show - show some texture
Creative Inspirations Paint - Butterflies

Thanks for looking :)